Amish Country to Host $5000 National Championships

The Second Annual Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships will take place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania next fall.  Cash prizes totaling $5000 will be awarded to the best facial hair in America.  The date will be October 8, 2011.

Beard Team USA, which represents the United States at the World Beard and Moustache Championships, is thrilled to be holding the championships in Amish Country, where the local Amish farmers have been growing beards for America for over 200 years.  As part of the festivities, contestants, their friends, and fans will have the opportunity to attend Amish Camp, where they can live with and like the Amish for 24 hours.

Last year’s inaugural national championships were held in Bend, Oregon.  Over two hundred spectacularly bearded and moustachioed contestants vied for top honors in four separate categories before a panel of distinguished judges that included Miss Oregon and Mr. Sirwan Singh, according to the Guiness Book of World Records the man with the world’s longest beard.

The contest is open to all.  Details here.  Subscribe or join Beard Team USA (It’s free and open to everyone) to stay updated.

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15 Responses to “Amish Country to Host $5000 National Championships”

  1. That is fantastic, I could hitchhike or walk there from ohio if all else fails!

  2. I’m another Ohio resident who’s happy to see we get it on this side of the country this year. I’m really looking forward to fall now.

  3. I live in Lancaster and this is on my birthday. SO excited.

  4. I can not wait for this!! I am so happy it is on the east coast this year!!

  5. No Need to buy a plane ticket for this one, I could rent a golf cart…Any Questions about Lancaster..Fire away, I live here.

  6. I hope it’s on October 1st. That’s my birthday :)

  7. i cannot wait to go to this. when will the exact date be announced?

  8. I’m so glad that it’s so close to me this year. I’m definitely entering.

  9. Can’t Wait!! Should be a spectacular event!

  10. Just so you know, I’m planning for the Annual Beardsman contest in FL September 24th as well. Let’s hope for the best. I was really hoping to get out this this year!


  11. When will the registration be available?

  12. Hello just wanted to bring up that in my experiences with the Amish people they prefer not to have pictures taken of themselves, especially their faces as it conflicts with their religious ideals. Seeing as this sort of event will most likely have alot of photographers around just wanted to point that out.

    That being said, can’t wait to attend!

  13. Oh Great, I wish to be there, I love beautiful moustaches and like kiss them

  14. That’s a brillanit answer to an interesting question


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